Nation: Rep. Obey unlikely target of church discipline:
"'Why should a non-Catholic vote for a Catholic if they are going to be dictated to by a bishop? If we [Catholics] are going to be full participants in the public life of our country, non-Catholics cannot think we are dictated to by a hierarchical authoritarian body in another country,' said Broydrick."
Well, that's the Kennedy compromise for you; I think it was a mistake. I also think that the agreement of religious organizations to stay out of politics in exchange for tax exemption is a mistake. Speak out on politics and "damn the torpedoes!"